Announcements, Events and Other News

If you are reading a paper copy of this newsletter, links for these events can be found at the WSU Extension Forestry website:


Forest Stewardship Coached Planning

If you own wooded property, our flagship course will teach you how to assess your trees, avoid insect and disease problems, and attract wildlife. State experts will help you develop your own Forest Stewardship Plan to keep your woods on track to provide enjoyment and income for years to come.

  • Online course for western Washington landowners – Thursdays starting February 1
  • Whidbey Island (Island County) – Tuesdays starting March 6, 2018
  • Cle Elum ( Kittitas County) starting March 19, 2018
  • Vashon (King County) – Mondays starting March 26, 2018


2018 Forest Owners Winter School

The Forest Owners Winter School is a hands-on, interactive educational event for families who own forestland in Washington. Workshops and classes range from 1 hour to 3 hours with over a dozen topics to choose from.


26th Annual Family Foresters Workshop

This annual workshop strengthens the skills of natural resource professionals who work with family forest owners, and serves as a forum to provide updates on emerging technology and knowledge applicable to family forestry.


2018 Invasive Forest Weed Control Field Practicums

  • Bellingham – May 12, 2018
  • Kent – June 2, 2018
  • Mount Vernon – September 15, 2018


2018 Succession Planning TIES TO THE LAND workshops 

  • Ellensburg – January 20, 2018 *
  • Colville – February 3, 2018 *

 Note: Dates and locations for these workshops will be determined by community interest. Contact Andy Perleberg at WSU Extension, 509-667-6540, or email for more information and to campaign for a local class.

This facilitated workshop focuses on ways to maintain family ties to the land from generation to generation, and is a mix of presentations and practical exercises to help families address tough issues related to passing the business and its land base on to the following generation. Each family will receive a copy of the Ties to the Land workbook, which is designed to help families continue to improve their communications at home. Topics covered also will be relevant to professionals who work with landowner families. More information is available on the Ties to the Land website.

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